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English Brainstormers!: Ready-to-Use Games & Activities That Make Language Skills Fun to Learn
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For English and language arts teachers in grades 6-12, here's a unique collection of over 180 fun-filled, ready-to-use activities that help build the skills your students need for test-taking and overall academic success. These activities make learning enjoyable and stimulating while covering the entire English curriculum, including grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, creative writing, literature, research, and critical thinking.

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ABOUT THIS RESOURCE vii

SECTION ONE
THIS IS NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S GRAMMAR 1

ACTIVITY TITLE FOCUS

1. Scan, Sort, and Earn Verbs and verb tenses 3

2. Linking It Up Verbs and verb phrases 4

3. Listen to Yourself Parts of speech 5

4. Adjective Hunt Adjectives 6

5. Move It On! Adjectives 7

6. Verbs and Pronouns Galore! Verbs and pronouns 8

7. And the Others? Parts of speech 9

8. Probing for Pronouns Pronouns 10

9. Plenty of Prepositions Prepositions 12

10. It’s All in the Family Prepositions 13

11. Seeing Alliteratively Adjectives and nouns 14

12. How Versatile Are These Words? Parts of speech 15

13. Grammar Terms on Parade Parts of speech and phrases 16

14. Parts-of-Speech Magic Square Parts of speech 17

15. Hidden Countries Parts of speech 19

16. Verbally Speaking Verbals 20

17. 25 with 4 Have 2 Parts of speech and vocabulary 21

18. First Names Only Verb tense 23

19. Spelling the Plurals Spelling 24

20. Misspellings Spelling 25

21. Fix Up These 20 Misspellings Spelling 26

22. Grammar and Mechanics Grammar and mechanics 27

23. Three on a Match Sentence construction 28

24. Structuring Sentences Sentence construction and parts of speech 29

25. Where Did the Vowels Go? Parts of speech and spelling 30

26. Sentences—Letter by Letter Sentence construction 32

27. By the Letters Sentence construction and parts of speech 33
28. Sentences, Fragments, Sentences, fragments, and run-ons and Run-ons 34
29. Sentence Stuff Sentence terms 35

SECTION TWO
PLAYING WITH WORDS 37

ACTIVITY TITLE FOCUS

30. Making the Connection Word construction 39

31. Just Say No! Word recognition 40

32. One Wants to Help You! Word recognition 41

33. Mind Your P’s and Q’s Vocabulary 43

34. Find the Right Spot! Word construction 45

35. The Unneeded Letters Are Needed Vocabulary 46

36. Three’s Company Word construction 47

37. Three’s a Charm Word recognition 48

38. How Do 26 Letters Disappear Vocabulary and spelling So Easily? 49

39. Unscrambling the Scrambled Vocabulary and spelling 50

40. A Stately Activity Spelling and geography 51

41. Jumping from Jumble to Jumble Spelling and vocabulary 52

42. Replace Two Vocabulary and spelling 53

43. And Coming in Second Place Is Spelling and vocabulary the Letter . . . 54

44. An Icy Situation Vocabulary 55

45. Days and Months Vocabulary 56

46. Anagram Alley Anagrams 57

47. Making a Compound Elementary Word construction 58

48. The Missing Letter Word recognition and spelling 59

49. The Missing Threesomes Spelling 60

50. Is It Deader Than a Hangnail? Malapropisms 61

51. Did You Wear Your Cashmere Word origins Sweater in April While You Drank Cappuccino? 62

52. Going in Circles Spelling and vocabulary 63

53. Start with It, End with It, Word recognition and Add 3 in Between 64

54. Find the Words Forming words 65

55. Your QU IQ Vocabulary 66

56. SS Vocabulary and spelling 67

57. Just Do It! Vocabulary and spelling 69

58. A+ on These Analogies Analogies 71

SECTION THREE
GETTING SET FOR THE STANDARDS 73

ACTIVITY TITLE FOCUS

59. The Big and Small of It All Synonyms 75

60. Fit to a “T” Vocabulary 76

61. Two Characters in Conflict Literary conflicts 78

62. One Versus the Crowd Literary conflicts 79

63. Working with Quotes Quotes and essays 80

64....